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Pitt Titusville announces layoffs

Submitted Wed, 07/18/2012 - 10:12am by Andy Alm

Sixteen positions are being cut at the University of Pittsburgh in Titusville.  The cuts are 12 full-time positions and four part-time positions.  Earlier this year, university officials announced that many administrative functions at the Titusville campus would be handled by staff at the Bradford campus.

"Yesterday's actions were part of the administrative realignment of the Titusville and Bradford campuses announced May 7th, 2012.  The university's goal in this restructuring was to improve the viability of the Titusville campus while maintaining the quality of the academic programs and student-life experiences," said John Fedele, Associate Director of News at the University of Pittsburgh.

Fedele told Forever Broadcasting five of the positions cut were yielded by the university's VERP, or Voluntary Early Retirement Program.  Two positions were unfilled, and four were part-time.  The four part-timers, along with the five remaining full-time staffers, were notified that their positions would be eliminated, Fedele said.

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